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  1. Hello, kfools. I'm writing you as someone who used to post here with a suggestion I've had since then, but which is newly relevant with the new ownership and chance for changes.

     

    Ban the use of slurs. Hate speech. Don't allow it under nonsensical justifications of 'free speech' or 'no holds barred' or whatever misguided excuse the previous owner used.


    I won't argue this on the benefits, such as not driving away liberals who will see that speech allowed and leave the site.

    I'm arguing for it simply on the rightness of the issue. That it is wrong to allow the harm to people, directly and indirectly, of such slurs, and should not be something a site owner wants for their site.

     

    Specifically, I'm talking about any language which represents the more bigoted, hostile words for groups, whether spelled 'correctly' or 'alternately' to avoid the rule.

     

    I think this would be a nice improvement.

     

    I can't think of any other forum which actually allows the language, which is a badge of shame for the forum.

    1. kfools

      kfools

      Hi Craig.

       

      No.

    2. Craig234

      Craig234

      Well, what I take from your one word reply is the lack of courtesy to explain your position, and will interpret that accordingly.


      Unless I hear otherwise, I assume you don't mind if the exchange comes up in a discussion, though I have no plans for it.

  2. That's the only way to do it. Republicans are all about for-profit insurance for only some of the people who can spend a lot and leaving tens of millions unprotected.
  3. As I recall, the current system would be something like $56 trillion. Healthcare for all would save the country money and prevent Americans dying because they lack insurance. Though some Republicans want them killed. Who's un-American?
  4. Text cartoon. Frame 1: Text: "A trump wall we all agree to build. And Mexico even agreed to pay for it." Frame 2: Drawing of trump inside the walls of a prison cell.
  5. He won't - they can't stand each other and he'd admit a mistake.
  6. My date is likely too early, but the basic story is happening - an election loss weakening Republican loyalty to trump, and increasing pressure from Mueller leading to an increasing chance the party will decide he needs to go. A bit surprised how closely it's happening.
  7. Chart I found on healthcare cost increases in the US - the ACA was passed in 2009 and fully went into effect in 2014:
  8. jrock, I like how the right-wing nut you responded to tried to cheat. He wanted to argue that Obamacare drove prices up. So, he tried to use the fact that it LOWERED reimbursement rates - lowered the prices - to argue that that 'lowered supply', and then that 'increasing demand while lowering supply' increases costs. What a clever boy. Of course, he was wrong. Obamacare DID lower the reimbursements - but it didn't simply take the profits out of the system and reduce supply. He did it through negotiations the suppliers AGREED to by giving them things them wanted in exchange, most notably, the increase of more profitable patients - healy patients to offset those with -re-existing conditions. That was done by the addition of a penalty for anyone who did not buy healthcare, increasing the number of healthy buyers. It all worked. So of course, Republicans, always out to entirely destroy the ACA and all its protections for the American people, immediately tried to destroy it. One of the ways they did was by gutting that penalty for not buying a plan as soon as thye gained power - suddenly the larger pool of healthy patients to fund the system dried up. Bingo, the Republicans cheered every bit of harm that did the system, cheered every insurer who left the market, tried to run on the end of the penalty as a political issue. Another way they tried to kill it was to vote to entirely repeal it - over 50 times. Once they had control of all the branches, trump spent his first year trying, and they came within one vote of repealing all of it, including pre-existing conditions. Another way they tried to kill it was to get the radial right-wing court they'd installed to strike it down. They's paid for that court and expected a return. Again they came one vote from striking it all down, including pre-existing conditions, but only got a partial victory because of a surprise vote by Roberts. Because of that, they WERE able to strike down the mandatory Medicaid expansion to ensure millions of low-income Americans, but states gained the right to refuse the expansion, and a large majority of red states did so, denying healthcare to millions of their own citizens, while blue states insured far more of their citizens. The bottom line on the garbage argument you responded to about cost increases is just to look at the results - the initial results were that under the ACA, premium increases went down to the lowest rates in 60 years. All the problems Republicans have cause have increased that somewhat, but it's still lowering costs. So no, his argument that lowering the prices on healthcare increases the cost, has not been correct. But it does give him full membership in the trump cult, the shrinking group about to lose an election badly in part because they support the billionaires making healthcare unaffordable so they can get even richer on borrowed tax cuts.
  9. As I recall, the current system would be something like $56 trillion. Healthcare for all would save the country money and prevent Americans dying because they lack insurance. Though some Republicans want them killed. Who's un-American?
  10. I agree if it's impeachment it'll take more time. What I'm talking about is his being forced to resign by Republicans after they lose the House.
  11. Too many variables, but I'll give out a 'most likely' time frame based on the opinion that I have that there's a good chance Republicans get wiped out in the House midterms, and when they do, they will have no loyalty to trump and demand he leave - putting the date perhaps in 12/18, and to pick a date, 12/31/18.
  12. Text cartoon: One big frame. Jail cell filled with dozens of white men, all wearing MAGA hats, some with last names on their outfits like 'Manafort' and 'Gates' and 'Cohen', all chanting "LOCK HER UP!"
  13. That's what Democrats do. Republicans are all about plutocracy and screwing workers.
  14. No need to destroy it, there is no such thing. Learn English.

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  • Hey kfools.. does this help? 


  • By Vegas

    Liberals are going to hell.


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  • Where’s at @slideman?


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  • I know this one, this new chat thing. I've seen it called the "shoutbox" among other things in my past. Very hard to hide from the chat box. The question is asked, there's no time to go search what other folks think, this is real time. Only seconds should be between chat box replies. This one is made for me. In the chat box one has to be quick on their feet with stuff at the ready. This chat box is the worst nightmare of anyone trying to deal with ol' teach. 


  • By pmurT

    hey @teacher that sounds like too much work for me LOL I need that useless thing called *time* in order to authenticate facts and truths which get posted by deceitful Dems


  • What does the red number refer to? currently, on my screen it says 2

     


  • Where does it say 2?


  • So. In the chat....if you tag a member the text afterwards should be a private message. 


  • How do? I'm teacher. If I'm online and the powers that be can figure out how to make it immediately apparent to me that whatever I've said here has been replied to I'm gonna show up right quick and kick some teeth in. It's the chat box, all this is new and scary. I know this gig. This starts now. 



  • Hey kfools, did you lose your securtiy cert? On my browser it is saying your site is not secure?


  • Mine too. I'm looking into it.


  • Mine too. 


  • I thought it was my location.. 


  • Just gave to renew the security cert. No big deal I'll do it tonight


  • OK thanks

     



  • Happy Anniversary, America... on your Civil Union.


  • All lives matter.


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  • By teacher

    Scroll the other way for a while and you'll see me saying that these days the chat box ain't gonna work as one has to be quick on one's feet. The question is posed, there ain't no stinkin time for ya'll to refer to your betters for the answer, ya'll don't understand these things, this political debate, ya'll don't have the answer at hand, ya'll haven't thought this through, ya'll ain't ready for the next question I'll ask,  ya'll can't handle the pace that a bloke such as I can bring it in the chat box, ya'll can't handle this format.

     

    This one is made for me. 


  • By teacher

    Being offended does not make one correct. 


  • By teacher

    Some few days before the next election Mr. Fools is gonna pin my horse thread. it's gonna be horrible, I shall endevour every day to bring some some fresh. 

     

    I still own this cat box.


  • By teacher

    "I'm coming to you for ask a quick favor."


  • By teacher

    "Anyone that places a color in front of their name is racist." That one is not mine, got it from another member. 


  • Where’s all the hot bitches? 


  • By teacher

    Kidding me? 


  • By nuckin futz

    How do I get rid of this chatroom box?


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    How do I get rid of this chatroom box?


  • By nuckin futz

    Get me out of Chatbox!


  • By jefftec

    The chatbox stays expanded and is a nuisance blocking screen images. What setting is there to control/collapse chatbox?


  • By kfools

    Just click the no holds barred to collapse it.


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    diddle dee dee


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